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35e 16 > 25.07.2021

Notre-Dame du Nil

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Set in 1973, the film centres around Notre-Dame du Nil, a Catholic boarding school for the daughters of Rwanda’s elite, who are caught between the unctuous generosity of creepy post-colonial pseudo-admirers of the “Black Pharaohs” and the looming threat of genocide. Based on the book of the same name by Scholastique Mukasonga and directed by Afghan filmmaker Atiq Rahimi.

Mu Rwanda, 1973. Notre Dame du Nil ni ishuri ryisumbuye ry’abakobwa, b’idini gatulika. Ni ishuri rikomeye, riyobowe n’abazungu mu bihe byakurikiye ubwigenge muri Afurika. Abo bazungu ariko bakarangwa n’imyitwarire mibi, harimo nko gufata bamwe mu banyarwanda nk’aba Farawo birabura, kandi ingengabitekerezo ya jenoside yugarije. Filime yakomotse ku gitabo cya Scholastique Mukasonga, ishyirwa mu mashusho ya sinema na Atiq Rahimi, ukomoka muri Afuganistani.

  • fiction
  • France, Belgium, Rwanda
  • 2019 | 93 min. | Colour
  • Language : French | Kinyarwanda |
  • Subtitles : French | German
Cast & Crew
Screenplay
Atiq Rahimi
Ramata Toulaye-Sy
Based on the novel of Scholastique Mukasonga
Cinematography
Thierry Arbogast
Editing
Hervé de Luze
Sound
Mathieu Cox
Cast
Santa Amanda Mugabekazi
Albina Sydney Kirenga
Angel Uwamahoro
Clariella Bizimana
Producer
Marie Legrand
Rani Massalha
Charlotte Casiraghi
Dimitri Rassam
Les Films du Tambour
Chapter 2
Swoon Productions
France 2 Cinéma
Belga Productions
Print Contact
trigon-film
Atiq Rahimi
Filmobiography

2012 Syngué Sabour, Pierre de Patience

2004 Earth and Ashes (awarded in Cannes)
2002 Afghanistan, un État impossible ? (documentary)
2001 Nous avons partagé le pain et le sel (documentary)

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Conception: Asphalte Design - Développement: Bluesystem

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